Sir Robert Wilson Sir Robert Wilson was appointed as non-executive chairman in July 2003, having served as a non-executive director since May 2002. Chairman of BG Group and a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline, Sir Robert was previously executive chairman of Rio Tinto.
Sir David Bell Sir David Bell was appointed as a non-executive director in August 2005. An executive director of Pearson and chairman of the Financial Times, he is also chairman of Sadler's Wells and of Crisis.
Rona Fairhead Rona Fairhead was appointed as a non-executive director in July 2005. She is chief executive of the Financial Times Group, an executive director of Pearson and a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings.
John Gardiner John Gardiner was appointed as a non-executive director in April 1998. He was previously chairman of Tesco.
Philip Mengel Appointed as a non-executive director in July 1999, Philip Mengel is operating partner of Snow Phipps Group. He is director of Electro-Motive Diesel and was previously chief executive officer of US Can Corporation, English Welsh & Scottish Railway and Ibstock.
John Micklethwait John Micklethwait was appointed as a director in May 2006. He has been editor of The Economist since April 1st 2006, having joined the editorial staff in July 1987. Previously he was US editor. John is the co-author of four books (with Adrian Wooldridge), most recently "The Right Nation".
Nigel Morris Nigel Morris was appointed as a non-executive director in May 2004. He is a co-founder of Capital One Financial Services and former chief operating officer and president of Capital One Financial Corporation. Nigel is a member of the board of governors of London Business School, a director of Quanta Capital Holdings and trustee of New Philanthropy Capital.
Rupert Pennant-Rea Rupert Pennant-Rea was appointed as a non-executive director in August 2006. He is chairman of Henderson Group and a director of British American Tobacco, Go-Ahead Group, Gold Fields and Times Newspapers. He was editor of The Economist from 1986 to 1993 and deputy governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 1995.
Andrew Rashbass Andrew was formerly Group chief information officer, managing director of Economist.com, and managing director and publisher of The Economist. He joined the Group in December 1997 from Associated Newspapers.
Simon Robertson Simon Robertson was appointed as a non-executive director in July 2005. He is non-executive chairman of Rolls Royce Group and a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings, the Royal Opera House, Berry Bros & Rudd and a partner of Simon Robertson Associates. He is chairman of the Royal Academy Trust and Trustee of the Eden Project Trust.
Lynn Forester de Rothschild Lynn Forester de Rothschild was appointed as a non-executive director in October 2002. She is chief executive of EL Rothschild and a non-executive director of the Estée Lauder Companies. A director of the Outward Bound Trust and a trustee of the Eranda Foundation, she is also chair of the American Patrons of Tate and a member of the UN Advisors Group on Inclusive Financial Services.
Lord Stevenson of Coddenham Lord Stevenson was appointed as a non-executive director in July 1998. Chairman of HBOS. He was previously chairman of Pearson.
Chris Stibbs Chris Stibbs joined the company as Group finance director in July 2005. He is a non-executive director of Motivcom. Chris was previously corporate development director of Incisive Media, finance director of the TBP Group and director of the FT Law and Tax Division.
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